S&W 37-2 398.99?? and a S&W 66

This is a discussion on S&W 37-2 398.99?? and a S&W 66 within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; SO my local shop has a used 37-2 snubbie for 398.99. It looks unused, so real play in the cly, less than my 66-7. It ...

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    S&W 37-2 398.99?? and a S&W 66

    SO my local shop has a used 37-2 snubbie for 398.99.

    It looks unused, so real play in the cly, less than my 66-7. It has no lead build up not really dirty or skuffed up from holsters. it has the black finish like on a 442. Bobbed hammer.

    it is a pre-lock but it only says 38spl and the shop guy said it is not +p rated

    Is that price high?

    They also had a 2 inch or 3 inch S&W 66 prelock, that looked "used" it needs a good cleaning but I cannot remember the price. What would be a good price range for this?

    Thanks
    -James

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    Hmmm - ''Chief's Special Airweight" .. dash 2 ........ 1990 thru 1997 it seems. 38 Spl yep.

    Even if good shape - if technically a used one as against NIB that sounds high - to me. So - JMHO - no more ... I think I'd want to see price down nearer #300 area ... I'd bid $325 if a nice specimen.

    Others may well disagree.
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    P95,

    That was a speedy respone, I thank you for that. This is the info that I am looking for. I liked the way if felt, but don't want my pocket to hurt from over paying. I have bought from the shop before but just paid what the gun was marked. They were the cheapest from shopping around. I plan to go back on Monday and see if they might talk price.

    Are these a rare/sought after pistol? Since it is not +P rated are their good loads to choose from? I want to know what I may get myself into with this gun..etc.. Chances are my g/f will carry it, but I can see myself using it when the my other gun does not fit the "dress" or "event"

    anyone else let me know what you think.

    Thanks,
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    Just corrected my typo - .30 spl - LOL - new caliber! .38 spl is what I meant of course!

    Personally and again JMO - not a fiercely sought after snub ........ so should be a chance of dealing a bit. I used to use in my old M85 Taurus some Corbon 110 rounds but admit they were a shade hot.

    I practiced with regular .38 spl homeloads but work on the premise that if a carry piece needs used, it will not probably ''complain'' over 5 rounds of slightly hotter stuff!

    Anyways - hope for more input - mine alone is not enough at all.
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    The Model 37-2 with bobbed hammer and no internal lock was produced in 2005. It was an over-run from a large order made for the Japanese police in 2002.

    Your price is probably pretty close to MSRP. I'd buy it in a New York minute!

    It is not +P rated.


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    On the 66, I traded in my 2.5" 66-5 (pre-lock) for a 1911 a year or so back. It was pretty much babied and had about 300 rounds through it. The shop gave me $350 toward the 1911 and I feel I got a good deal. They likely priced it for resale at $425 to $450 to make a profit. I wouldn't run a steady diet of hot magnums through it but it's a great gun to practice with .38spl (or +P) and carry mag loads. It's a bit heavy being all steel but it carries six rounds and has a full length ejector rod so the empties pop right out when it's time for a reload. Makes a decent cold weather carry gun and an even better fishing and hiking gun for snakes, wild dogs, etc.
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    That is still a nice little snubby...maybe try a little dealing with your shop?

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    i was wrong, i wrote down the price. it is 389.99 not 398.00.


    All of the guns either have a Used or new tag. This 37-2 has a used tag on it.

    So if the price tag is about right for a new 37-2 when they were sold on 2005, I am thinking I might make an offer since this one is listed as used.

    I do not want to insult the shop by an unfair low price offer.

    Would offering 340.00 be a fair offer?

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    Would offering 340.00 be a fair offer?
    I'd certainly try - basing your offer on assessed old MSRP. My original $325 is a figure I'd like even more. May depend of course what the dealer has into it from when he took it in - so he may not in all faith have as much leaway as you might like.

    Can but try.
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    The price of prelock S&W's have really gone up recently. I would have no problem paying the asking price. It all depends on your area but prelock S&W's dont last long in my area. I just paid $425 for a mint in box prelock 642-1 (+p rated)and I was happy paying that price. Look at the price of new interal lock S&W's. I think $389 is a fine price if it is totally mint with box and all paperwork if you ask me.

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    If that model 66 was a 3" barrel, and you are not interested in it, please PM me the shops contact info. Those are rare, and IMHO, the ULTIMATE CCW revolver. I have a 66-4 3", and would love to acquire another. Thanks. Regards 18DAI.

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    I am out of town right now, but should be back in town and I can sneak to the shop on Thursday. I can see if the model 66 is still on the shelf and I can get the details. If you want to PM me with your details I could call you from the shop.. and if its something you want I can set you up with the owner to get a transfer started.

    for some reason i think they had two model 66's.....I might be wrong.

    It was a quick stop for me, I had the g/f with me and I was picking up a gift for my brother.

    I think I might start carrying a notepad to take notes on used guns so I can have a better reference..etc..

    If I can make them a sale I might be able to get a good deal myself.

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    I found a business card for them in my wallet.

    the name of the shop is Roby's bullseye outdoors.

    phone: 765.459.0077
    fax. 765.459.0123


    I have delt with them on two transactions.

    the first was a transfer. They were really cool and only charges me 20.00 to complete it.

    The second was a new purchase, they sold me my Ruger MKIII hunter. It only took 3 trys for me to get one from them, they kept selling before I could get to the shop. the owner even offered to hold it without a deposit.

    they also give me free range time on occiasion.

    I have to say they are a great shop.

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    Thanks very much! I'll contact them at lunch today. Regards 18DAI.

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    Can someone explain the difference between the 37-2 and the 637? Is it just the internal lock and the bobbed hammer? I have a 638 which has a bobbed hammer and internal lock I purchased NIB for $375

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